Mi-Sun Lee, et al
http://www.ehjournal.net/content/pdf/14 ... -11-18.pdf
Although recent research evidence suggests an association between household air pollution
from solid fuel use, such as coal or biomass, and cardiovascular events such as hypertension,
little epidemiologic data are available concerning such exposure effects on cardiovascular
endpoints other than hypertension. We explored the association between in-home solid fuel
use and self-reported diagnoses of cardiovascular endpoints, such as hypertension, coronary
heart disease (CHD), stroke, and diabetes.
We analyzed 14,068 Chinese adults, aged 18 years and older. Odds ratios (OR) and the
corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated using logistic regression models
for the risk of each outcome after adjusting for potential confounders.
The use of solid fuel in home was significantly associated with an increased risk for
hypertension (OR 1.70, 95% CI 1.40 to 2.07), CHD (OR 2.58, 95% CI 1.53 to 4.32), and
diabetes (OR 2.48, 95% CI 1.59 to 3.86), after adjusting for potential confounders. Compared
with individuals in the lowest tertile of the duration of solid fuel exposure, those in the
highest tertile of the duration of solid fuel exposure had an increased odds of hypertension
(OR 1.73, 95% CI 1.45 to 2.06), stroke (OR 1.87, 95% CI 1.03 to 3.38), and diabetes (OR
3.18, 95% CI 2.11 to 4.78).
Our data suggest that in-home solid fuel exposure maybe associated with increased risk for
hypertension, CHD, stroke, and diabetes in the Chinese adult population. Further large-scale
longitudinal studies are warranted to confirm these findings.
another study (Mar 27)
Controlled human wood smoke exposure: oxidative stress, inflammation and microvascular function
http://www.particleandfibretoxicology.c ... 77-9-7.pdf